ER: Season 1, Episode 1

24 Hours (19 Sep. 1994)

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The pilot for the popular TV series is set during 24 frantic hours in the lives of a group of doctors, nurses, and staff members of a busy emergency room at a Chicago hospital. They deal ... See full summary »

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The pilot for the popular TV series is set during 24 frantic hours in the lives of a group of doctors, nurses, and staff members of a busy emergency room at a Chicago hospital. They deal with the seemingly endless casualties that stumble into their place of employment. The central characters are the chief resident and family man Dr. Mark Greene, who is considering a job in private practice due to pressure from his demanding law student wife Jennifer; outgoing Dr. Doug Ross, who deals with cases in his own personal way; straight-arrow Dr. Susan Lewis, trying to get by another long 36-hour shift; inexperienced third-year med student John Carter; cocky surgical resident Dr. Peter Benton; and troubled chief nurse Carol Hathaway. Written by Matthew Patay

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The pilot wasn't shot in a set, but in an abandoned hospital (the Linda Vista Community Hospital in East Los Angeles). When the set was built, it was modeled after the real hospital, but it's not a exact replica: looking carefully it's possible to see several discrepancies. For example, the entire corridor that goes around the curtain area 3 is absent in the pilot. See more »

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John Carter: [sighs] I thought I was gonna be sick.
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John Carter: I'm sorry.
Dr. Mark Greene: Don't ever say you're sorry. See, there's two kinds of doctors... there's the kind that gets rid of their feelings, and the kind that keeps them. If you're gonna keep your feelings, you're gonna get sick from time to time - that's just how it works.
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Dr. Mark Greene: Keep your head down.
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Dr. Mark Greene: [squats down beside Carter] People come in here and they're sick and dying and bleeding, and they need our help. Helping them is more important than how we ...
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Written by Barbara L. Jordan, William Peterkin, and Lindsay Tomasic
Performed by Pete Peterkin
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Best Hospital show ever
21 August 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

If you are ever going to embark on a TV marathon then this is the show to watch. Many many seasons of it. This is the starting point. Episode 1 season 1. It's a bit dated and stuff being in 1994 but it is still pretty good and fresh even with todays standard. There are some shows that are based on characters and some on situations. This is definitely a character driven show.

Even from this one the show knows what it is and creates a world with characters and vibe. It really feels like a real hospital. You feel for the characters and what they are going through. Pretty good. Even though I have seen it before many years ago. You kind of forget what happens and it is the kind of show with so much going on that you can watch it again.


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